Our new mile-long Illuminated Arboretum route will use mesmerising light, colour and sound to bring the fascinating stories of the Arboretum to life in an entirely new way. There will be something to captivate all ages from fun hands-on elements, immersive spaces and areas for personal reflection, including the breathtaking Beacons of Light, that reach into the night sky at the Armed Forces Memorial.
Entry to Illuminated Arboretum is every 15 minutes between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Once you are in the event, please feel free to spend as long as you wish going around the route.
We hope you're feeling hungry - we'll be offering a selection of tasty takeaway treats at the Arboretum during our Illuminated Arboretum evenings which will be available to purchase from our Restaurant and concessions on the route.
In the Restaurant...
you'll be able to enjoy fresh pizzas, loaded fries, warming soups, churros, mulled wine, hot drinks, sandwiches and festive cakes and biscuits.
As you explore...
Along the route you'll be able to pick up German style sausages, burgers (and veggie alternatives), sweet treats including waffles, muffins and donuts and warming cups of hot chocolate and mulled wine.
The Coffee Shop will be closed during the event.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to Illuminated Arboretum. We have pulled together a list of all our frequently asked questions that will help you plan a visit.